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Archive from April, 2014

Helen Sung

Fresh off her major label debut Anthem For A New Day (Concord Records), pianist/composer Helen Sung drops in for Concert Hour before heading to the 2014 Palm Springs Women in Jazz Festival where she will present a solo piano program paying tribute to the great Marian McPartland. Sung will preview selections from that tribute, as well as material from her album and current repertoire, displaying a distinctly modern artistry that seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds.

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, 92069
Price: Free!

Sympathetic Vibrations – Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band – Apr 5

Strike the chords of excitement, joy, and celebration in the human spirit!  The magic acoustics created by brass, winds and percussion will inspire you with uplifting marches, folk melodies and masterpieces composed and arranged for symphonic band, accompanied by visual art created for the band in this performance.

Directed by Kenneth Bell
Saturday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

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Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Premiere Ensembles

Palomar Chamber Singers directed by Sally Husch Dean
Palomar Premiere Ensembles directed by David Chase

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca 92069
Price: Free!

Everything English – Palomar Chamber Singers/Palomar Chorale – Apr 11

Two powerful Palomar vocal ensembles tour the British Isles with an exciting program built on English tradition. Featured will be music by William Byrd, Thomas Morley, G.F. Handel, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.

Directed by Sally Husch Dean
Michael Munson, pianist
Friday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students
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Neave Duo

Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello.

Currently in residence at San Diego State University as part of the Neave Piano Trio, these two fine musicians step outside their duties to present an exciting program as a string duo. Hailed by critics as an “up-and-coming ensemble” (WQXR Radio, New York City), praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey) and nominated by the Boston Phoenix as the “Best of Boston”, the duo will present works by Beethoven, Handel-Halvorsen and Glier.

(Please Note: Pamela Narbona Jerez, originally scheduled for this date, will not perform.)

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca 92069
Price: Free!

Up Jumped Spring – Palomar Jazz! – Apr 18

Few things are as welcome as a fine spring day, and this one gets an added boost from the Palomar Day and Night Jazz Ensembles. Expect classic and contemporary sounds, with Janet Hammer’s Spectrum Singers along to class up the place! A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three, four!

Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Janet Hammer
Friday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

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Anna Savvas – Apr 24

The San Diego-based pianist returns to the Concert Hour stage with a program featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel and Debussy.

Anna Savvas lives in Carmel Valley and has a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate of music degree in piano performance, beginning her professional performing career in New York City.

Since relocating to San Diego in 1995, she has performed locally at numerous venues as a soloist and as a member of the Annarocele Quartet and Adelphia Trio. She has also coached chamber ensembles, judged at competitions, and taught piano, piano literature, and harmony at the University of San Diego, Brooklyn College, Harlem School for the Arts, and the University of Minnesota.

A past president of the San Diego branch of the Music Teachers Association of California, Savvas’ students have earned top honors in music theory, technique, sight-reading, and repertoire.

What: Concert Hour
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Cost: Free!

Esperanza Rising – Apr 25-May 4

Adapted by Lynne Alvarez
From the Novel by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Set during the Great Depression, this theatrical adaptation of the popular novel is a beautiful, coming-of-age story concerning an affluent Mexican girl who is forced to migrate to the United States to become a farm worker.  A true story of perseverance and courage that illuminates the struggles of women, immigrants and workers still relevant today!

Directed by Michael Mufson
Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk)
Studio Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students; Open Seating

Pam Muñoz Ryan will be present for a book signing at the Friday, April 25 and Thursday, May 1 performances.

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Palomar Guitars: Music of the Masters! – Apr 27

An afternoon of music for guitar, featuring solos, duets, quartets, chamber music, and guitar ensemble! Included will be guest performances by Bonifacio Gulla, mandolin, and the Palomar Piano/Guitar Duo, Josefino Gulla and George Darjania. Directed by Randy Pile.

When: Sunday, April 27 at 2pm
Where: Performance Lab, D-10
Cost: Free!

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2014 Performing Arts Department Scholarships – Deadline Apr 30

MUSIC – Application Required for Music Scholarships 

Howard Brubeck
Awarded to a continuing and/or transferring music major.  Must have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Funds will be awarded when recipient demonstrates they are registered as a continuing student of music.  Must have completed 15 units of music courses by the end of Spring semester.

Vocal Excellence
Awarded on the basis of vocal performance and financial need.

Composer’s/Fresh Piano
Applicant must either have completed or be enrolled in MUS 106 Theory II & MUS 111 Skills II and MUS 180 Computer Music I.  Must have a GPA of at least 3.0

Neva May Pipes Musical Studies
Awarded to a continuing and/or transferring music major.  Must have a GPA of at least 3.0

Roma Philbrook Rentz Opera
Awarded to enable recipients to attend a live opera at the San Diego Opera.

Janet Pelz Performing Arts
Awarded to a continuing and/or transferring music major.  Must have a GPA of at least 3.0

Performing Arts
Applicant must be enrolled at Palomar College in Spring or Fall.  Admissions Record for Major must indicate Dance or Music or Theatre.  Must have a GPA of at least 3.0

 

DANCE – No Application Needed – Announced at May 11 Dance Concert

Dancer of the Year
Extraordinary Service Merit

 

THEATRE – No Application Needed

Maryanna M. Norton Technical Theatre Scholarship
Excellence in Acting Scholarship

 

“TRIPLE-THREAT” AWARD – No Application Needed

Awarded, at the discretion of the faculty, to a student distinguished in dance, theatre and music.

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Scholarships are announced at Concert Hour on Thursday, May 8, 2014

 A simple application for these awards is available here:

2014 Performing Arts Department Scholarships Application

You may also pick up an application form from Kimberly Loya’s office (PAC-122) or email Kimberly and request the form by email (kloya@palomar.edu).

Form may not be handwritten and must be submitted by the deadline.

Deadline for Completed Application: Wednesday, April 30 at 3 p.m 

Submit to Kimberly in office (PAC-122) or by email at kloya@palomar.edu.